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Self Portrait – Dacha Beer Garden – 04.26.2016

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One of the reining styles of spring/summer is lace.  The styles are feminine, beautiful and practical.  That’s right, practical and these lace styles go way beyond the bedroom.  You can also look professional and sophisticated wearing lace.

The look I am wearing would be pushing the limits for the office, but with a camisole underneath you could certainly wear this look for a work related event.  I have also picked some of my favorite lace looks for the office below.

Shop my exact look:


Shop work approps lace:

Check out more spring/summer styles featured in my Fashionably Famous column for FamousDC here.

Photo Information:  Photos by Anna MeyerPhotos taken at Dacha Beer Garden in Shaw.  Mural of Elizabeth Taylor by by Byron Peck and Ivo Koytchev, more details from BadWolf DC here.




Tibi – Shaw Public Library – 04.18.2016

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I try to set aside a few minutes a week to challenge myself to think of new outfits using pieces I already have in my closet.  I am weirdly a creature of habit and put many outfits on repeat.  While this may come as a surprise to you, given that I love fashion and style, I find myself so busy I rarely have time to think of what to wear until the last minute.  I know I am not alone in this predicament so here is a tip I figured out in recent years, one of the easiest ways to come up with new outfits is to purchase solid colored pieces so you can mix and match clothing more easily and innovatively.   This is definitely a way to save time, dollars and create fresh looks for the instafamous lives we all lead these days.

Create the same look with these pieces:

Photo Information:  Photos by Anna Meyer.  Photos taken at the DC Shaw Public Library in front of the Vivace Sculpture by Craig Kraft


Dior – Songbyrd – 02.22.2016

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Earring by Dior

This leaf shaped earring is part of the “Dior Shades” line and was designed for the Dior 2016 Cruise Fashion show.  Dior is known for influencing both the single earring look, as well as mismatching earrings.  Under the leadership of former creative director, Raf Simons, the Dior accessories line the past few years has been very innovative and edgy.  Dior Tribale earrings have especially gained attention and mainstream popularity.

Earring styled with jacket by Vince; shirt and skirt by J. Crew; shoes by Kate Spade

Here are some single earrings or earrings that can be worn alone that I like:


Better late to the party than not show up at all.

For the past couple years designers have been featuring the single earring look on their runways; Celine, Louis Vuitton and of course Dior.  I’ve been on the fence about trying this trend out until I saw the Dior earring I am featuring today at their CityCenterDC boutique.  I would have walked right by it, but one of the sales associates was wearing it, looking fierce.   I tried on the earring and the rest is history.

Fortunately there are many great earrings to wear on their own without having to splurge at Dior.  You should take a look in your jewelry box and see what oversized earrings you have that you could take from a pair.  I have also seen some great options at Zara this season.


If this look is worn right, meaning you own it, you can wear the single earring trend to work, formal events, and on your most casual days.

Photo Information:

Photos taken by Anna Meyer at Songbyrd.  Makeup by Melissa at Celadon Spa.

Songbyrd Boilerplate:

Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe is DC’s home for music lovers. Nestled at the top of iconic Adams Morgan, Songbyrd offers an opportunity to explore music from national and local acts through our unique spaces, along with a meal and beverage. Enjoy their full espresso bar and casual eats while browsing latest vinyl releases and reissues in the Record Cafe. Or share a nighttime seasonal meal with a craft cocktail or beer, while getting down with the DC’s best DJs in the Music House. And open in October 2015 is their brand-new music venue, a space for regular shows for touring and local acts, as well as other music-related programming.


Christopher Kane and Black Friday Sales – Lab 1270 – 11.27.2015

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It’s one of the best shopping days of the year.  Many “Black Friday” sales began prior to today, but there are a ton of great deals and I out together a list of the best sales I have found.  I also included some of my favorite sale items on the web.

I was able to take advantage of an early Black Friday sale and purchased this Christopher Kane skirt from Nordstrom



Shopbop up to 25% off of everything

Net-a-Porter up to 50% off

SSense up to 50% off

Nordstrom – sale + extra 25% off through Cyber Monday

J.Crew 30% off of everything

Anthropologie 25% off of everything

Photo Information: Photo taken by Anna Meyer at Lab 1270.


J. Crew – H Street, NE – 11.25.2018

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Skirt by J. Crew; Purse by Mansur Gavriel; Shoes by Kate Spade; Top by Diane Von Furstenberg; Earrings by Elizabeth Cole.

*J. Crew is having a great sale right now with 30% off of almost everything in the store, including this skirt.


It’s Thanksgiving Eve and this year I have so many things to be thankful for; one of them is the publishing of Politiquette and the support of this young blog by so many people around DC.

Thanksgiving is a great time to begin to pull out your festive holiday wear.  Holidays allow for a little more sparkle, shine and boldness to all outfits.

I discovered this skirt from the J. Crew Collection line at a J.Crew event I attended in October.  One of the employees had obtained it prior to availability and I stalked their website until I could get my hands on this item too.  The photos don’t do it justice, it sparkles just the right amount and the jacquard texture of the fabric is so well made and gorgeous.  I think this skirt is perfect to wear for a Thanksgiving celebration.


Thanksgiving attire can range from jeans, a cozy sweater and nice boots to an outfit like the one I have featured today.  Regardless of the components of an outfit, this holiday is an opportunity to embrace fall colors and warm hues.  Immediately following Thanksgiving is when winter will invade collective mentality and black and dark colors will tend to be all you want to wear and all you will see others wearing for at least a few months…

A few other ideas about occasions to wear this skirt.  This skirt can be worn to work or out at night.  If you muted the shoes and substituted them with  gray suede heels or booties, it would be perfect for work.  You could also make it even dressier and wear a silver camisole and a light colored furry or bomber jacket.

Photo Information:  Photos taken by Anna Meyer on H Street, NE.  This space was painted by Polish artist Pener as part of the H Street Project and the Blind Whino G40 Summit that took place in September of 2015.